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The IPL photofacial is a treatment breakthrough that can correct many skin conditions without downtime, creating clearer, more vibrant, and youthful skin through photo-rejuvenation. One to five sessions are recommended for optimal results. The most commonly treated areas include the face, neck, and chest. However, other popular areas include the back of the hands, arms, legs, and even the back.

How does IPL photofacial work?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology performs photofacial in San Carlos using the Icon by Cynosure device. The IPL device produces a bright beam of light to break up pigmented brown spots, causing them to gently flake off in a few days. The device also gently coagulates and removes blood vessels below the skin’s surface without the bruising associated with other laser treatments. Photons stimulate the new production of collagen from fibroblast cells for improvement in fine lines and skin tone.

What are the benefits of IPL photofacial?

  • Improves sun damage and wrinkled skin
  • Removes brown age and liver spots (lentigines)
  • Removes freckles
  • Removes broken capillaries/redness of the face, neck, and chest
  • Reduces the redness of rosacea
  • No downtime
  • Minimal risk
  • Permanent reduction of unwanted hair
  • Stimulates new collagen synthesis to improve skin tone

Which device do you use for IPL photofacial?

We perform IPL photofacial using Cynosure’s Icon, an industry-leading platform with multiple handpieces for different treatments and skin types. The ICON IPL device can be calibrated according to your specific skin type, skin color, and skin conditions, ensuring safe and reliable results without harsh side effects. We use the ICON device to reduce pigmented lesions, diminish wrinkles, improve skin texture, and reduce facial scarring.

Who is a candidate for IPL photofacial?

Photofacial in San Carlos is suitable for most skin types, except the very darkest skin. Patients with tans should wait until their tan fades before undergoing this treatment.

What can I expect from an IPL photofacial?

IPL photofacial is a 15 to 30-minute treatment that requires a clear gel to be applied to the skin, followed by the pulsing of the bright light through a chilled sapphire crystal which is applied to the face. Most patients note a dramatic removal of brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, and improvement of fine lines and wrinkles.

Is there any downtime after IPL photofacial?

You can return to work the same day and resume most of your regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk. It preserves the wonderful “no downtime” feature that people appreciate so much.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology offers the best photofacial in San Carlos treatment in the Bay Area with the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which treats undesirable pigment and vessels that can occur as a result of aging or lifestyle choices. We always personalize the treatment to ensure safe and consistent results that alleviate your concerns without causing unwanted side effects. Please schedule an appointment to explore your IPL photofacial options.